Van Eaton Galleries, the world’s premier Disneyland and animation auction gallery, has announced results from this weekend’s two-day “Disneyland: The First 65 Years” auction which took place on Saturday, August 15, 2020 and Sunday, August 16, 2020 at Van Eaton Galleries in Sherman Oaks, California. Original estimates were topped as bidders from around the globe bidhigh and bid often on-site, via the phone and online.
Result highlights include an Original Haunted Mansion Stretching Portrait which sold for $90,625 with an original estimate of $50,000; a Multi-Signed Haunted Mansion Concept print which sold for $3,625 with an original estimate of $400-600; a Splash Mountain Fast Pass Sign which sold for $15,000 with an original estimate of $800-$1,000; a Walt Disney & Artists signed “The Art of Animation” which sold for $25,000 with an original estimate of $4,000-$6,000; a Pirates of the Caribbean Entrance Sign Artist’s Proof which sold for $17,500 with an original estimate of $800-$1,000; an Enchanted Tiki Room Fountain Shield Prop which sold for $29,375 with an original estimate of $4,000-$6,000; a Halloween Celebration Pumpkin Prop which sold for $2,500 with an original estimate of $200-$400; a Project Florida: A Whole New Disney World Book which sold for $3,400 with an original estimate of $500-$800; A Disney’s Yacht & Beach Club Resort Prop Flag which sold for $3,125 with an original estimate of $100-$200; a Collection of Jungle Cruise Props which sold for $4,375 and a Prop Egg from EPCOT’s EGGstravaganza which sold for $3,000 with an original estimate of $800-$1,200.
Other result highlights of the two-day Disneyland:
The First 65 Years auction included a Hatbox Ghost Haunted Mansion Maquette which sold for $11,562; a Walt Disney Studios Street Sign Replica which sold for $8,125; a Disneyland Insurance Engineering Report and Fold Out Map which sold for $10,625; a Joe Fowler Signed Disneyland Letter which sold for $11,875; an Original Blue Bayou Table and Chairs which sold for $7,187; a Pirates of the Caribbean Attraction Poster which sold for $10,625; Don DeFore’s Silver Banjo Entrance Sign which sold for $56,250; a Haunted Mansion one-of-a-kind Grandfather Clock Plate which sold for $3,125; an Original Fantasyland Attraction Poster which sold for $23,750 and an Original Space Mountain Attraction Vehicle that sold for $53,125;
Walt Disney theme parks have welcomed over 200 million visitors since they openedand Walt Disney park-related memorabilia remains one of the hottest collectibles ofthe last several decades, with prices increasing more than 500% on many items over the last five years.
The “Disneyland: The First 65 Years” auction covered decades of Disney history, from the 1950s through present day. The extraordinary collection had taken years to amass and came from ex-employees of the park and their families, as well as from avid collectors and enthusiasts around the globe.
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